#52 Pick-Up

The August Grid, issue #52 — The Bike Issue — is on its way to a newsstand near you, and while we certainly hope you will pick up a copy, we don’t want you to have to wait any longer than is absolutely necessary, so you can check it out right here. As this is The Bike Issue, we have several bike-centric stories of interest, including Philadelphia’s proposed new Bike Share program, as well as Design Logic’s Phat Bikes, a cool new Bike Rack design contest, and a great Dispatch column by the Inquirer’s Steven Rea, as well as several great stories that are totally unrelated to bikes (except in that Kevin Bacon once made a movie about bicycling and we are all somehow related to him). 

Also in this issue is a great insert covering Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! an exciting design competition that challenged teams of designers to come up with smart, creative and innovative green design solutions to deal with the issue of stormwater runoff. This national, interdisciplinary design competition was created by the Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Community Design Collaborative to inspire innovation in green stormwater infrastructure for Philadelphia. Many of the design ideas may be implemented as part of PWD’s Green City, Clean Waters 25-year green infrastructure plan. We hope you will be as impressed by these design ideas as we are.

We also hope you will join us for Grid Alive on Thursday, July 18 at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, as hosts Alex Mulcahy and Nic Esposito welcome guests Gabriel Mandujano (founder of Wash Cycle Laundry Inc.), Beth Miller (Executive Director of Community Design Collaborative), Joanne Dahme (Public Affairs Manager of Philadelphia Water Department) and musical guest Birdie Busch.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The Academy of NaturalSciences is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This month is FREE but, space is limited! Reserve tickets in advance at gridalivejuly.eventbrite.com